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ciancia concealed in a bag. >> "he then approached tsa officer gerardo hernandez here who was standing there where those flowers are -- this is a prescreening area and shot him point blank, multiple times in the chest. he then got on this escalator." >> "the defendant is to then alleged to have begun walking away from the wounded tsa officer, going up escalator and then coming back down that escalator, to return and shoot the wounded officer again." >> reporter: "at the top of the escalator is the security checkpoint. at some point, he wounded two additional t-s-a officers and one passenger. this is the other side of the security checkpoint from here the gunman made his way deep into terminal 3. cell phone video captured the chaos as he neared the passenger gates." >> "people were running and getting knocked down. there was luggage everywhere. mayhem is the best way to describe it." >> reporter: we're speeding up this video so you can see his path as he wound through the terminal making his way to the gate area. ciancia had five loaded magazines a host of unspent ammo enough, says the
angeles to meet with the fbi and the grieving family of tsa officer gerardo hernandez. so, tell me how l.a.x. is honoring this fallen tsa officer. >> reporter: well, it's just like the high security that we just heard about in the news conference, don, there is also going to be visible signs of mourning here at the united states sixth busiest airport. when you first drive in, there are these 100-foot pylons at the entrance of l.a.x. they are going to be lit blue, and that's going to be for the tsa. the tsa color up until thursday. and then once you get past the entrance and you start to check in, you'll see that the tsa officers here have on their badges a black band, and that is for their fallen officer, their fellow co-worker, mr. hernandez. what we're seeing here not just visible signs of security but also visible signs of grief, don. >> and what are investigators looking for at the airport today? we had a brief conversation about it, you know, just a couple minutes ago, but what exactly are they looking for today? >> reporter: well, the terminal has just reopened fully. we know that
security administration officer 39-year-old gerardo hernandez was killed. two other tsa employees and a passenger were wounded. ciancia does not have a history of mental illness, but we know he texted his family recently saying that he was very unhappy to the point where his father asked lapd officers to check on his son last friday. but by the time officers got to ciancia's apartment he had already left for lax. reporting live at sfo, cate caugiiran. >>> a threat disrupted flights in alabama and prompted a two hour evacuation. an employee at birmingham-shuttlesworth airport found a threatening note in a restroom yesterday. the bomb squad found nothing dangerous. >>> new this morning a person in a wheelchair is killed in a hayes valley neighbor the of san francisco. it happened about midnight at the intersection of market street and octavia boulevard. >>> and happening today, the family of 13-year-old andy lopez plans to file a federal suit against sonoma county and the sheriff's deputy mo shot and killed the teen. the family has already filed three wrongful death claims in the ca
ludmer was shot in the leg and requires further surgery. this weekend the widow of gerardo hernandez remembered the father of two who was about to turn who. >> he was a great man who always showed his love for our family. he was there to help anyone in need and helped us laugh with his an definitely sense of humor. >> reporter: the suspect is still heavily sedated at the hospital. now federal prosecutors have charged him with murder and commission of violence at an international airport, if he's convicted he could face the death penalty. charlie and margaret? >> thank you, ben. >>> senior correspondent john miller is a former lapd deputy commissioner. good morning. >> good morning. >> this would have still been under your jurisdiction in. >> i was in charge of counterterrorism so this response would have gone with the assumption it was terrorism and investigated back from there. >> do we have more detail from what happened? >> we do and some of it is kind of shocking as the story unfolds. i've been talking to people in l.a. over the weekend is ciancia arrives at the airport on the ct
officer gerardo hernandez. investigators say ciancia then shot two more tsa agents and high school teacher brian ledmere. once he was past security, police say he made his way past this long corridor. according to some reports, he went up to witnesses and said tsa. they shook their head no. the suspect kept going. >> reporter: 60 seconds later, police cornered ciancia at the end of the terminal. a firefight ensued. shot multiple times, the suspect's weapon was recovered right here. he was taken into custody. then to the hospital. >> reporter: that tsa agent has blood on his hands. >> reporter: the officers tony grigsby shot in the foot and james spear shot in the shoulder were rushed to the emergency room. the first man injured, geraldo hernandez, did not survive. >> he was a joyful person, always smiling. he took pride in his duty for the american public. >> reporter: ana hernandez married her husband 15 years ago on valentine's day. she was supposed to celebrate his 40th birthday this week. she will instead bury the father of two. >> i am truly devastated. we are all heart broken and wil
gerardo hernandez and injuring more. passengers and others ran for cover. >> on the floor, now, on the floor! >> reporter: and teacher brian ludmer was one of those shot. his boss said he had a long road ahead of him. >> his spirits are up. he's still traumatized by all of it, like all of us trying to get our arms around this. >> reporter: meanwhile, a clearer picture of the suspect is emerging. a family friend saying he took it hard when his mother died in 2009 after years of battling multiple sclerosis. classmates at his delaware high school where he played the french horn in the band said he didn't reach out to anyone. >> there were few people who kept to themselves, he was one of them. >> reporter: later, he went to florida, graduating from the motorcycle mechanics institute in 2011. then moving to los angeles looking for work. he shared an apartment with several roommates. one saw nothing so fear. >> he was a very nice guy. a bit loaner or introverted. but nothing where i would ever, ever expect him to do anything like this. >> reporter: this morning, the busy l.a.x. airpo
international airport which left tsa officer gerardo hernandez dead. the shooting suspect, paul ciancia, is heavily sedated after armed guards shot him four times. terminal 3, where the shooting happened, reopened sunday. >>> the airport in birmingham, alabama reopened last night after a bomb threat shut down operations. several flights were diverted and passengers were forced to wait outside. >>> it seems like a shadow has fallen over one of the top rated high schools in louden county. there is no proof of cheating having been found, an investigation though did show a culture where administrators are pressuring teachers to have students test well. >>> time for the latest your money report of the morning. >>> good morning jess. >> reporter: good morning, wall street is going strong, triggered another rally on friday. and we are seeing more green arrows this morning on world markets. checking the numbers for you, the dow climbed about 70 points on wall street. it starts this morning at 15615. the s and p-5 hundred gained five points. >>> it is going to be another busy week on wall street
victim, gerardo hernandez, was the first tsa agent to dying a line of duty since the agency's creation following the 9/11 attacks. he was a married father of two who had emigrated from el salvador as a teenager. source, law-enforcement the southern poverty law center says the gunman was carrying a note making racist, homophobic, and sexist slurs about government officials and andribing the tsa conspiratorial terms. the obama administration is rejecting calls to plant -- grand, sita nsa leaker edward snowden. in a letter given to a german lawmaker last week, snowden called on the u.s. to drop charges against him, writing "speaking the truth is not a crime." on sunday, dan pfeiffer ruled out clemency and said snowden should return to face criminal charges. in some of the latest snowden's disclosures, the "new york times" reports the nsa intercepted the talking points of view into secretary -- you would secretary-general ban ki- moon ahead of a meeting with president obama in april. we will have more on the story with the reporter scott shane after the headlines. a newly disclosed documen
security administration identified the dead officer as gerardo i. hernandez, he was 39 years old. >> paul ciancia's parents live in pennsville new jersey. on friday the police chief told reporters that paul ciancia's father received disturbing text messages. the message hinted that he was thinking about suicide. neighbours from the community expressed shock. >> it's tragic. you know, who would have thought anything like this would happen to a quiet neighbourhood, people that grow up, new people and the world - in a rural community such as pennsville, a quiet community - i mean, i know the family and his parents and father. i just - my heart goes out to them. >> i'm shocked that there's anyone outside here. i would never think of anyone around here doing anything like that. no, i'm completely shocked that you are here. we heard helicopters outside, and didn't know what was going on. >> the pennsville police department said officers had no past problems with paul ciancia. neighbours said he came from a good, nice family. >> the most wanted man in pakistan now dead. eyewitness reports are co
security administration identified the dead officer as gerardo i. hernandez. he was 39 years old. >> germany and brazil submitted a draft resolution to the united nations calling for an end to espionage. the document doesn't mention countri countries, but diplomats believe it was apriled at the u.s. >> pairates hijacking ships off the horn of africa earned over a billion in ransom between 2005 and last year. piracy costs the global economy $18 billion a year. pirates use the money to fund crime around the world, including human trafficking, arms trafficking and funding militias. >> two supporters of greece's farr right golden dawn have been killed. it happened in the athens suburb of neo iraklio, outside a gulf cooperation council party -- a golden dawn party office. a greek spokesman promised all involved will be punished. >> translation: the murderers, whoever they are will be dealt fairly. >> more from our correspondent in athens. >> counterterrorism police scour the the street outside golden dawn's office, including a dozen bullet casings. two gunmen fired the rounds into th
angeles today. he is expected to meet with the family of killed tsa officer gerardo hernandez and others. right now l.a.x. is open, but no flights are leaving from terminal 3 where the shooting happened. a tweet from the airport says people who left things in that terminal yesterday can now get them at the ticket counter. >>> and we're also learning more about the suspected shooter, paul ciancia. according to a law enforcement official, he was carrying materials including an anti-tsa rant and a reference to a new world order. ciancia lived in l.a., but he is from new jersey. police have been at his family's home in pensville, new jersey. according to the police chief, the suspect sent text messages to his family yesterday, ranting about the government. >> basically, the text message was just a message to the little brother, and the way it was written, they had concern about it. that's when they brought it to our attention. >> the chief says officers informed police in los angeles, but then it was too late. >>> from the moment the first shot rang out, it was chaos at l.a.x. cnn's dan simo
as gerardo hernandez. worked at the airport for five years. father of two. described by co-workers as a great guy. it really has come as a shock to the tsa. flags across the city are flown at half mast. he's asking fellow police officers to wear black band as a sign of respect. across the city, people very surprised about this attack. it's only the second attack in ten years we've seen at lax. uma, back to you. >> just a dramatic story. dominick, thank you very much. turning now to other news. one of the world's most wanted terrorist with a $5 million bounty is reportedly dead. they're saying the leader of the pakistani taliban has been killed in a u.s. drone strike. u.s. officials are not confirming that just yet. he's believed to be the mastermind of a deadly suicide attack at an afghan cia base and the times square bombing. his death would be a major blow to that terror group at a time when pakistan is starting up peace talks with insurgents there. coming up later in the hour, we'll look at the impact of his death and what it means for the u.s. war on terror with fox news strategic analyst
say suspected gunman paul ciancia shot tsa officer gerardo hernandez multiple times at pointblank range, went up an escalator and then returned to shoot hernandez again. earlier on cnn's "state of the union," michael mccaul described what police found as a suicide note and said mental illness was a chief reason behind the shooting. the 23-year-old ciancia is currently hospitalized in police custody. he's charged with two felonies including the murder of a federal officer. terminal three at l.a.x. is open today. >>> secretary of state john kerry is in the middle east for meeting with u.s. allies. one of kerry's key missions is to smooth relations with saudi arabia which is upset about u.s. policies in the region. kerry's first stop today was egypt where he told the foreign minister that u.s. ties go deeper than aid. it was kerry's first trip to the country since the u.s. suspended significant military aid to egypt over the bloody crackdown on the muslim brotherhood. those are your top stories. "reliable sources" is at the top of the hour but back to fareed zakaria and "gps." >>> fo
to shoot him again. tsa officer gerardo hernandez later died. the suspected shooter, paul ciancia, was shot several times by police. he is described as unresponsive in the hospital. >>> john kerry is in cairo today asking egyptians to work toward democrat tracey. the secretary of state is the highest level u.s. official to visit egypt since former president morsi was ousted in july. kerry said the u.s. did not suspend military aid to egypt as punishment and promises humanitarian aid will continue. >>> back in the u.s., a tropical storm has stormed off the southern tip of baja california. the national hurricane center says tropical storm sonia has maximum sustained winds of 45 miles per hour, and picking up speed, moving about thea 13 miles per hour. >>> coming up at 2:00 eastern time, the mayor of toronto has apologized for "mistakes," but says he isn't going anywhere. he made the statement on his weekly radio show just moments ago. toronto police reportedly had video of him smoking a crack pipe. we'll have more details on the statement and what's next. i'm frederiqricka whitfield. more gap
tsa agent gerardo hernandez and wounding three others. >> you can keep up with the developments on the l.a.x. shooting with the abc7 news mobile app. download it for free. >>> the airport in birmingham, alabama is back open after a bomb threat. an employee found a note that indicated a bomb had been planted in the airport. police searched, but they found nothing. we learned more today about the sonoma county sheriff deputy who shot and killed a teenage boy. jeff westbrook claimed the deputy appeared agitated when he stopped him from make willing an unsafe lane change in august. westbrook said he asked him if he should move his bmw to a safer spot. >> i looked to grab the stick shift and when i looked back up there was a guy and he was screaming turn the vehicle off. at that point i said, sir, the vehicle is off. he repeatitively screamed the same thing. >> he said he would only draw his gun if he saw a need to do so. relatives of andy lopez will announce a federal civil lights lawsuit against the deputy. this woman is due to appear in court to face charges of killing two people
and began firing killing tsa agent gerardo hernandez and wounding three others. >> you can keep up with the developments on the l.a.x. shooting with the abc7 news mobile app. download it for free. >>> the airport in birmingham, alabama is back open after a bomb threat. an employee found a note that indicated a bomb had been planted in the airport. police searched, but they found nothing. we learned more today about the sonoma county sheriff deputy who shot and killed a teenage boy. jeff westbrook claimed the deputy appeared agitated when he stopped him from make willing an unsafe lane change in august. westbrook said he asked him if he should move his bmw to a safer spot. >> i looked to shhe stick shift and when i looked back up there was a guy and he was screaming turn the vehicle off. at that point i said, sir, the vehicle is off. he repeatitively screamed the same thing. >> he said he would only draw his gun if he saw a need to do so. relatives of andy lopezannouncel announce a federal civil lights lawsuit against the deputy. this woman is due to appear in court to face charges
. this weekend the widow of we gerardo hernandez remembered the father of two who was about to turn who. >> he was a great man who always showed his love for our family. he was there to help anyone in need and helped us laugh with his an definitely sense of humor. >> reporter: the suspect is still heavily sedated at the hospital. now federal prosecutors have charged him with murder and commission of violence at an international airport, if he's convicted he could face the death penalty. charlie and margaret? >> thank you, ben. >>> senior correspondent john miller is a former lapd deputy commissioner. good morning. >> good morning. >> this would have still been under your jurisdiction in. >> i was in charge of counterterrorism so this response would have gone with the assumption it was terrorism and investigated back from there. >> do we have more detail from what happened? >> we do and some of it is kind of shocking as the story unfolds. i've been talking to people in l.a. over the weekend is ciancia arrives at the airport on the cta, central terminal area in a black h
at point-blank range at tsa officer gerardo hernandez. the document says ciancia then proceeded up an escalator. but when he saw the wounded officer move, he returned to his body, shooting hernandez again. >> he was a joyful person, always smiling. he took pride in his duty. >> reporter: anna hernandez married her husband on valentine's day 15 years ago. a father of two, he would have turned 40 next week. >> gerardo was a great man who always showed his love for our family. he was always there to help anyone in need. >> reporter: with passengers scrambling for their lives, court documents say ciancia opened fire on two other tsa officers and high school teacher brian ludmer. all three injured but alive with police in pursuit. the suspect made it over 100 yards deep into the terminal. he passed restaurants and magazine shops. this is where it all ended, in the middle of a busy terminal. shot multiple times, ciancia was taken into custody. his rifle, five magazine clips as well as a handwritten signed letter were all said to be recovered. >> we found a statement where he made a consc
as police investigate the shooting that left gerardo i. hernandez dead. 23-year-old suspect paul ciancia walked into the terminal, pulled an assault rifle out of the bag and began shooting. paul ciancia is in hospital after being shot by airport police. >> the taliban has a new leader, khan said named less than a day after the most wanted man hakimullah mehsud was killed in a drone strike. >> getting old is a fact of life. around the world it's taking its toll on people over 65. most national economies are not prepared to care for their elderly, who make up the bulk of their citizens. >> jane ferguson profiles afghanistan, ranked the worst country in the world for theedly r -- the elderly. >> for the elderly life here is tough. according to a survey afghanistan a the worst country to grow old in. in kabul it's common to see elderly men working. their children don't have the income to support them. >> this is where kabal's elderly find out how many they'll get in their pension. if they work for the state they are entitled to cash. they'll look at the details on the list. some get as littl
. witnesses say the gunman, 23-year-old paul anthony ciancia, killed 39-year-old gerardo hernandez. the first tsa officer killed in the line of duty in the agency's history. two additional agents were wounded. joining me from austin, texas, is the chairman of the house homeland security committee, michael mccall. congressman, thank you very much for joining us. i think in the aftermath of this, the question i hear most often is, why did he do this. what do you know about that? i know you've been able to see some of the notes he wrote. what do you think the motivation was here? >> i think mental illness again, like the navy yard shooter that we saw. the suicide note i read talks a lot about killing tsa agents. he said, "if i just kill one, my mission is accomplished." and unfortunately, he did do that the other day. the other thing he wanted to talk about is how easy it is to bring a gun into an airport and do something like he did. my sympathies go out to the hernandez family and the other victims. this tragic day -- as you mentioned, he's the first tsa agent, officer to be killed in the line
officers at point-blank range at los angeles national airport. gerardo hernandez is the first tsa officer to be killed in the line of duty since the office was created 12 years ago. as with all tsa workers, hernandez was unarmed. police say the suspect paul ciancia had a note that said he planned to kill multiple tsa officers and wanted to, quote, instill fear in their traitorous minds. joining me msnbc correspondent pete williams. what are we learning? what's the latest on this alleged gunman? >> this is not where one of those investigations where every 10 minutes brings some other revelation. this is a long slow go to try to figure out the answer to the key question, which is why did he do it. there's nothing that his friends or roommates say this they thought he was an adherent to this extremist anti-government view expressed in this handwritten later, which is a general rant of the usual stuff about the federal reserve and federal government and the currencies and one world order and all of that. for some reason a specific attack on the tsa which he said was vilding his constitutional
was out to kill multiple tsa officers. authorities say he shot tsa officer gerardo hernandez at point-blank range, sending passengers in the security screening area running for cover. investigators say then ciancia went up an escalator but after apparently spotting hernandez still moving on the floor, he doubled back to shoot him again, killing hernandez. >> there was a pause and so i looked down the escalator and i saw the gunman, he had his gun trained on the guy on the wall there and he shot him twice. >> reporter: in the end, two more tsa officers and a traveler were hit. l.a.x. police shot ciancia several times in the face and neck. he's alive but in his condition, he remains unresponsive. earlier friday morning, ciancia sent his family in new jersey rambling text messages. a woman who says she knows him says ciancia said he was going to commit suicide. the family alerted authorities, who then asked lapd to do a welfare check. if only police had gotten to his place just 45 minutes earlier, they might have stopped the rampage. but ciancia was already gone. he demanded a ride to th
several people and taking the life of a tsa officer named gerardo hernandez, the first tsa officer to die in the line of duty since the agency was created in 2001. the suspected shooter, 23-year-old paul anthony ciancia, was charged this weekend with murder of a federal officer, and commission of violence at an international airport. after being shot at the scene of the crime, he remains in critical condition but is not believed to have suffered brain damage, allowing for the possibility he might be able to answer questions at some point. and while the entirety of his motive is yet to be known, he did have on him at the time a letter. which had language associated with the anti-government patriot movement, as well as some additional anti-government literature about a conspiracy to form a single global government. and for more, i'm joined by brand-new grio.com columnist, goldie taylor and founder of stop handgun violence, john rose en that will. i want to start with you, goldie. we have this once again confluence of we don't really know what the motives are, but there was this literature o
-old paul ciancia from new jersey. the man killed in the shooting was gerardo i. hernandez, a 5-year vat reason. tsa -- veteran of the tsa. >> police are investigating that paul ciancia was targetting the tsa. >> president obama declares he'll have 17 million signed up for health care. they'll have to
worker gerardo hernandez died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds. he's the first tsa official to die in the line of duty since the agency was created in 2001. >> and in the frantic moments after gerardo hernandez was shot and killed, airport police reacted very quickly. they were 60 seconds behind ciancia, but could that reaction time have been quicker? could armed tsa agents have prevented something as horrendous as what played out at terminal three on friday. eric holder said this morning they will need to reassess after the investigation is complete. >> the investigation obviously under way, and part of that investigation will be a review of the security measures that were in place. not only at l.a.x. but i think a review of the security arrangements that exist in other airports as well. the function of the tsa is to insure that people can board planes safely. take flights safely. the responsibility for protecting airport security is not a ts ark function, but something i think we need to certainly examine, given what happened in los angeles. >> let's get the perspective here. let
is under armed guard at a los angeles hospital. he is facing hurt chars for the death of tsa agent. gerardo hernandez, a father of two. the only tsa officer ever killed in the line of duty. the terrifying moments were caught on video by a photographer with "tmz." you can see passengers running for their lives. we'll speak to an eyewitness. first we go to adam housley live at los angeles international airport with more. adam? >> reporter: that agent hernandez is being remembered here as someone nice, always smiled, a father, a husband. here in los angeles it has been quite a few days as you might imagine. people here are very upset about what happened. a lot of coworkers here whether they knew him or not feeling for him and his family. they already have a couple of memorials. as you come into lax if you have not been here before, there are a couple of pillars they have, four or five out front a art project that sets off the airport and they change colors. in honor of him they were illuminated blue over the weekend. inside the terminal they have a makeshift memorial put up there with flowers
shot tsa officer gerardo hernandez at point-blank range, sending passengers in the security screening area running for cover. investigators say then ciancia went up an escalator but after apparently spotting hernandez still moving on the floor, he doubled back to shoot him again, killing hernandez. >> there was a pause, and so i looked down the escalator and i saw the gunman, he had his gun trained on the guy on the wall there and he shot him twice. >> reporter: in the end, two more tsa officers and a traveler were hit. l.a.x. police shot ciancia several times in the face and neck. he's alive but in his condition, he remains unresponsive. earlier friday morning, ciancia sent his family in new jersey rambling text messages. a woman who says she knows him says ciancia said he was going to commit suicide. the family alerted authorities, who then asked lapd to do a welfare check. if only police had gotten to his place just 45 minutes earlier, they might have stopped the rampage. but ciancia was already gone. he demanded a ride to the airport from one of his roommates. cnn's miguel marquez
-old hernz r the first -- gerardo i. hernandez, the first tsa agent to die undertaining k his duty. >> he was a great guy, he was proud of his son that played football, how big his son was, and his daughter. >> the man police say was the shooter, 23-year-old paul ciancia from pennsville new jersey is in critical continue in a los angeles hospital. a law enforcement official saying paul ciancia had a note in his bag saying he wanted to kill tsa employees. >> his family called police in los angeles looking for help after receiving a message from their son saying he was going to hurt himself. >> we followed up doing a wellbeing check. he was not home. lapd advised me they'd contact us as soon as they made contact to alert the family that he was okay. i discovered from the ap that paul was the suspect. >> jonathan, we expect to hear from the federal bureau of investigation in less than an hour. they've been sparing with details over the last 24 hours. we don't know what they'll say. obviously they are investigating the background of the shooter and why this happened. >> do we have any idea of
shot 39-year-old gerardo hernandez at point blank range, left, came back because he saw him moving to shoot him again. hernandez leaves behind two kids and his grieving wife speaking out. >> he was always excited to go to work and enjoyed the interaction with the passengers at l.a.x. he took pride in his duty for the american public and the tsa mission. >> that's what folks said, always smiling. two other tsa agents injured in friday's shooting. they are now home recovering. >>> overnight a shooting on homecoming weekend at a college in north carolina. police say somebody was firing off a gun near a dorm on the campus of north carolina a&t university in greengs bosboro. the university was put on lockdown while they are looking for the shooter. the lockdown is over. luckily, the student that was shot is going to be okay. >>> this story, nothing short of a miracle. a group of eight sky divers and two pilots very lucky to be alive. i mean, shocking story after the two planes that they were in collided 12,000 feet above northwest wisconsin. one of the planes was sent plummeting to eart
. this is the tsa screening area. he continued to shoot, according to a witness. tsa officer gerardo hernandez .as shot from the point where he enters into the point where he gets to that mind, we are asking about overall airport security. do you think things are situated as far as having tsa their? make your thoughts known. dallas, texas is up next, here is ralph. you are on go ahead. i was watching everything, the television, when this was unfolding. do believe the airport security needs to be trained a little bit more. i do believe some of them need to be certified to carry notarms so the stuff does happen again. they mayad been armed have prevented this from the gentleman getting to the food cart area. i will take my answer off air. host: before you leave, do you think more security needs to be done before you get to the point when you walk into the tsa line, as the previous caller put it to? more security might be -- the problem is not more. itthey are not well-trained does not matter how many you have. somebody will do this again. host: do you think about the stuff when you go to fly at the
where he was pursued by police and later taken into custody. the tsa agent is identified as gerardo hernandez. passengers during all of this hid inside restrooms, many poured out on to the tarmac. there was bloodshed and chaos that filled the terminal. investigators were able to shut down the terminal. 167,000 passengers here at lax, the third busiest in the country were affected by this. the terminal today remains shut down although the other terminals are operational. it was chaos and confusion all day yesterday, lester. but the suspect is in custody, lester. >> miguel almaguer at lax. thank you. >>> pete williams has more on the investigation into the suspect and also a possible motive. he's with us from washington. pete, what can you tell us? >> i can tell you, erica, that federal officials are going through this person's background hoping to find out what led him to take a rifle and over 100 rounds of ammunition to the airport. they say paul anthony ciancia, age 23, originally from new jersey, was carrying some radical antigovernment written material they describe as harshly cr
. >> the tsa officer killed was 39-year-old gerardo hernandez, the first tsa agent killed in the line of duty. the head of the agency will meet with his family today. paul anthony ciancia is hospitalized in critical condition reportedly shot four times including in the mouth and leg. investigators are found a note on had him accusing the tsa of violating his rights. >>> the ripple effect of that shooting is being felt across the nation at airports all across the country. we're live at sfo. >> reporter: that shooting investigation is impacting all three bay area airports. here at sfo four are flights to and from lax on virgin merng cancelled this morning. the same airline scrapped two of its flights that were scheduled it to depart from san jose to lax this morning. oakland airport says delta airlines has cancelled two of its flights to lax out of land were land. behind us is the virgin america it ticket counter. all morning it was pretty busy as many pass jerpz trying to find alternate ways to get to their destination. virgin america operates out of terminal three at lax. that's where the sho
gerardo hernandez. but gunfire wasn't over. police say the suspect was on the move. now past security and had hadded through the terminal. >> loading his gun, looked straight at me. i was five feet from him. >> panicked passengers hid in restrooms. others poured onto the tarmac. >> kind of screaming. >> police gave chase. soon, a gun battle. >> airport police officers engaged the suspect, opened fire, wounded him. and took him into custody. >> is he down? >> he is down. >> with at least seven injured and six hospitalized, the wounded were carted to safety. >> you see a man in a wheelchair as well as the tsa agent there covered in blood. his leg has been hit. or at least is bleeding >> tactical teams swept the terminal. rooftops, parking garages and access roads all shut down. later, the all clear. the threat finally over. >> the suspect los angeles resident from new jersey is in custody but police have not released a motive. that remains part of their active investigation inside terminal 3. meantime, all of the other terminals here at l.a.x. are up and running but the ripple effect fr
suspect. we learned about the man who police say he shot and killed yesterday. that is 39-year-old gerardo hernandez. he was a tsa agent. in fact, he was the first tsa agent ever shot and killed in the line of duty. he was also the father of two. at the same time we are learning more about the gunman. police say 23-year-old paul ciansio pulled out a rifle and started shooting. >> shooting was on the left-hand side from where we heard the gun shot. it was horrible, you know. it was vietnam all again. >> authorities say it could have been worse. that's because he was found with more than 100 rounds left when he was finally taken into custody. witnesses think he was targeting tsa agents. they say he walked up to them, asked them if they were working for tsa. when he was taken into custody he had a had written note that said he wanted to harm tsa agents. he is from new jersey. apparently earlier in the week he texted his brother in new jersey saying he wanted to try to kill himself. authorities looking into that. he was shot before taken into custody, but he is still alive and they are trying
to a federal criminal complaint, ciancia fired multiple rounds at point blank range at officer gerardo hernandez. investigators said ciancia proceeded up an escalator, but when hernandez appeared to move, he returned to shoot him again. police say he shoots tony grigsby and brian ludmer. once he was past security, police say he made his way down the long corridor. according to some reports, he went up to witnesses and said tsa. they shook their heads no and he kept going. ciancia was seen shooting several times. we now know ciancia lived in los angeles for over a year. law enforcement sources tell nbc news he legally purchased two gun from a target range not far from his home. in a moment, ciancia lashes out at the tsa saying his constitutional rights were violated and a mention of nwo which warns of a totalitarian one-world government. he sent a message to his family back in new jersey just before the rampage. his father was so worried, he asked to call l.a. authorities. >> he called my cell phone back. he said to me that i can't believe what i'm saying on tv. is this true? is this my
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